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Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs (Genesis)

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Description

Lakers vs. Celtics on Genesis is an update of the game of the same name for PCs. It features the same perspective, same action-oriented gameplay with an emphasis on offense, and the same game modes: exhibition games and the playoff tournament mode.

It features ten NBA teams from the '89-'90 season. Compared to the PC version, it also adds more signature moves, different home- and away-jerseys, animated coaches, TV-style scenes from other games in the halftime show, player portraits for the starting five, voice samples for the referee and counts the number of personal fouls a players has committed, making it possible for them to foul out.

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Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs Genesis Lakers and Celtics ready for the tip-off
Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs Genesis The new title screen.
Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs Genesis Called for charging. Happens way too often.
Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs Genesis Select one of these teams. Seattle, Utah and New York have been replaced with Portland, San Antonio and Philadelphia.

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User Reviews

Nominated in the Worst Conversion category Roedie (5226) 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars
An early licensed NBA game that is boring as hell Mario Duenaz (32) 1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Power Play Mar, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Sega-16.com Jun 05, 2008 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1991 8 out of 12 67
The Video Game Critic Apr 19, 2005 D 25

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While both versions are called Lakers versus Celtics, it was actually the Detroit Pistons who won the NBA title in '88-'89 as well as '89-'90.
PCGamer77 (3028) added Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs (Genesis) on Jun 07, 2002